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China Seizes Toilet Tissue Featuring Likeness Of Hong Kong Leader

Chinese authorities have seized thousands of rolls of toilet paper featuring a likeness of Hong Kong's unpopular chief executive that were destined for restrooms in the former British colony.<p>The BBC reports:<p>"Hong Kong's Democratic Party, which had planned to sell the novelty items at a fair next …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets

How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment<p>Right now, whether you're at work or at home, in a drawer somewhere near you is probably a packet of soy sauce—a squishy, likely clear pouch of …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Taiwanese officials explain the final moments of TransAsia flight GE235 before it plummeted into a river, killing at least 35 people. Thomas Wang, managing director of Taiwan's aviation safety council, says flight data shows both of the plane's engines failed. There were five warnings that the …

China to Have Most Robots in the World by 2017

China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country as it cranks up automation of its car and electronics factories, the International Federation of Robotics said on Thursday. Already the biggest market in the $9.5 billion global robot trade, China lags far …

Watch Chimps Speak With Scottish Accents

Researchers have always known chimpanzees were smart, adaptable creatures, but it now appears they’re even picking up new accents.<p>After growing up in …

Top court says Canadians have right to die, strikes down ban | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal.<p>Lee Carter (L) embraces her husband Hollis Johnson while …

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Isis supporters claim US hostage killed in Jordanian air strike in Syria

Supporters of Islamic State have claimed that an American aid worker held hostage by the militant group has been killed in a Jordanian air strike intended to avenge the burning to death of a captured Jordanian pilot.<p>A statement posted on a website sometimes used by Isis fighters and their …

TransAsia flight data show both engines failed

BEIJING— The TransAsia Airways flight that killed at least 35 people when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Taiwan's capital this week went down because both engines lost power, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council said Friday.<p>An investigation into what caused the engines on the ATR 72 propjet to …

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